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1 Corinthians 13.1-13

Which do we love more: people or ideas?

I think that sometimes we love America more than we like Americans, that we’re more in love with being in love than actually loving the one we’re with, that we love the idea of church more than loving the particular people at our church, and that we love what we believe about Jesus more than actually loving the challenge of following him.

We are passionate about what we believe in.  We continue to hold out hope for our ideals.  We want things to be better tomorrow than they are today.

The great thing about ideas is that they never let us down.  They stand the test of time.  The sad thing about people is that they let us down…A LOT.

Could it be that our ideas get in the way of us seeing and appreciating the people in our lives?  Could we be blinded to the gift of imperfect people because of our perfect belief system?

1 Corinthians 13 seems to suggest that we need to re-prioritize what we love more.  What do you think?

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